The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 191
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £38.33
% change year-on-year +2.48% -57.99%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 320 346 434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.61% 10.40% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 249 331
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the City of London